BLOG TOUR: Before I Found You by Daisy White

My stop on the #blogtour for this brilliant bestseller.

#netgalley #beforeifoundyou #5stars @joffebooks @daisywhite1922

What readers are saying about BEFORE I FOUND YOU

“A cracking read.” Olga

“A good mystery, set in Brighton, which will keep you guessing until the end.” Barbara

“An entertaining and satisfying read which I recommend to others who enjoy crime fiction.” Paromjit Hayers

“The story is so good I had a hard time putting the book down.” Hannelore Cheney

“Great book. Brilliant storyline and excellent main characters.” Stephanie Collins

Brighton Palace Pier at dawn
misty effect where the groin protrudes through the sea

BEFORE I FOUND YOU by Daisy White

Available from: Amazon UK   Amazon US

Amazon Canada    Amazon Australia

Do you love gripping mysteries? Then discover Ruby Baker, a young woman with a talent for uncovering the truth.

A child found alone on the beach.

A mother who served ten years for a crime she says she didn’t commit.

Ruby Baker is back with another seaside mystery. When she and her friends rescue a child from the beach in a storm, police are baffled. Nobody has reported a child missing, and the girl appears to be so traumatised that she is unable to speak.

In Johnny’s hairdressing salon, the notorious Beverly Collins makes an appointment with Ruby, but it soon becomes clear the woman wants more than a haircut.

Beverly has just been released from Holloway Prison after serving ten years for child cruelty. The body of her missing daughter was never found, but Beverly insists she is innocent, and she wants Ruby Baker’s Investigation Bureau to prove it.

This isn’t going to be an easy investigation. Opinion is divided on Beverly’s innocence. Reporters Kenny and James are keen to uncover a big story, while Ruby’s best friend, Mary, is distracted and struggling to deal with motherhood.

As Ruby tries to unravel the past, she discovers that Beverly Collins release seems to have triggered a bizarre chain of events.

Has she really been framed for her crime, and if so, where is her daughter Ella Collins now? And who is the mystery girl on the beach?

Discover a gripping new mystery writer today. Great for fans of Agatha Christie or LJ Ross.

This is the second book in a mystery series is set in 1960s Brighton, a tumultuous time of change and opportunity.

RUBY BAKER SERIES
Book 1: BEFORE I LEFT


My Review

This is book 2 in the Ruby Baker series and is set in Brighton in the 1960’s.  They do work well as stand alone but you learn about Ruby and Mary’s background in book 1.

Ruby is on the beach when she sees and hears a young girl screaming.  The girl is traumatised and wont speak.  Shortly afterwards a woman who was sent to prison for murdering her young daughter is released, still pleading her innocence, and asks Ruby to help find her daughter. There are other strange happenings too.  Is it coincidence or is something else going on?

This is a very intriguing read.  As a mother I was gripped from the start.  It is every mother’s nightmare to lose a daughter  but to be accused of murdering your own child is horrific.  Ruby is up against a lot of people who are convinced Beverley is guilty. All the evidence pointed to her.  Will Ruby and her friends be able to unravel the clues to uncover the truth?  I just kept turning page after page late into the night.

The characters develop well and there are personal issues interwoven into the story to give it a realistic human element.  I love the dark Will I am sure there is more to learn about this strange man who has Ruby’s back.

Brilliant read and I am looking forward to more in this series.


Daisy White author photo pngAuthor Bio:

Hi I’m Daisy White – mum, entrepreneur, and writer. I started off self-publishing, then signed YA series to two fabulous US publishers.

 I’ve always wanted to write crime but none of my initial manuscripts were anywhere near good enough to show the world!

 In 2016 I rewrote an earlier idea and entered it into the UK International Novel Writing Competition. It was long-listed and that gave me the confidence I needed to submit to publishers.

My second crime novel for Joffe Books, ‘Before I Found You’ is out Feb 2018, and my first story for younger children will be published in an anthology for Patchwork Raven later this year. I’m also finishing off a standalone thriller, which I’m really excited about!

As well as writing, I give talks, workshops and signings. Writing is an obsession, a compulsion and a love, but like most writers I also diversify to pay the bills!

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